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Your Facebook Newspaper    
December 16, 2010, 6:08 pm | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

If you don’t quite like the plain river-like look of your Facebook news stream, check out PostPost. It’s an impressive web app that will re-format your Facebook like a newspaper such that you can catch all the photos, videos and links shared by your Facebook friends on a single page. See this screenshot: What’s nice about this “Facebook Newspaper” is that it is interactive – you can watch videos inline, like posts or comment on any of them without leaving the page. And the boxes will...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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Turn your LinkedIn Profile into a Printable Resume    
December 13, 2010, 10:22 am | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

The team at LinkedIn Labs has released a new online tool called Resume Builder that, as the name suggests, will turn your LinkedIn Profile into an impressive-looking resume. All you need to do is log in with your LinkedIn account and authorize the app to access your data – it then fetches your entire profile information that you’ve shared on Linked and turns it into a neat and printable PDF. If you are not happy with the default layout of your resume, don’t worry as there are about a...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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An Undocumented Google Search Operator    
December 6, 2010, 9:57 am | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

Search operators in Google help you refine and improve search results. For instance, a query like “Taj Mahal AND Hotel” will search for pages related to the Hotel Taj and not the Mughal monument. Similarly, “kindle -site:amazon.com” will find all Kindle related resources outside the Amazon website. This Google cheat sheet [PDF] has a nice overview of all the popular search operators that are supported in Google. Other than this “official” list, Google also supports an undocumented...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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Flowchart – How to Make Money on the Internet    
December 3, 2010, 5:18 pm | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

Give it some time and this complex but neat flowchart from Fast Company will make lot of sense. There’s life beyond Google AdSense.       This article, titled Flowchart – How to Make Money on the Internet, was originally published at Digital Inspiration under Infographics, Money,...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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Zoho Viewer doubles as a Temporary File Hosting Service    
November 29, 2010, 1:05 pm | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

Zoho Viewer is an online file viewer that lets you read PDFs, OpenOffice and Microsoft Office documents in the browser without even requiring you to sign-up for an account. To get started, simply go to viewer.zoho.com, upload your file(s) and publish.  You can upload files as large as 10 MB in a single batch. The other useful but lesser-known features of Zoho Viewer is that it also doubles as a temporary file hosting service for your documents. While uploading a document to Zoho Viewer,...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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Create a Career Tree from your LinkedIn Profile    
November 19, 2010, 2:07 pm | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

This diagram illustrates the career path of the American President – the branches represent his education and the work experience. I think the size of the circles represent the relative time spent in a particular role. If you would like to have something similar for your own career, simple head over to Newsweek.com and import your LinkedIn profile. The more details you have in your LinkedIn profile, the ‘fuller’ your tree will be. You may also add details of your career to the tree...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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Comic: How the Browser Works?    
November 6, 2010, 8:24 am | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

If you were to explain to someone how the web browser works, this comic strip from 9Gag should come handy. The user, seen here as the king, orders the browser to fetch a website who goes around talking to DNS servers and hosts (the wise owls) to get that site. Lovely illustration!       This article, titled Comic: How the Browser Works?, was originally published at Digital Inspiration under...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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21% Users Eat while Watching Videos on YouTube    
October 25, 2010, 6:24 pm | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

The IAB (Interactive Advertising Bureau) has released a new study that provides some very interesting insights on how are people using Facebook and YouTube and why? For instance, you’ll surprised to known that most people upload videos on these sites not for fun or pleasure but with a desire to impress their friends. Or that 1 in 5 users can be found eating a meal while they are watching videos on YouTube. YouTube is seen as more of a destination for fun/cheering yourself up, where users...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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An Online Book for People Who’ve Switched to Android    
September 27, 2010, 5:40 pm | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

It looks like your friends have finally convinced you to get an Android based mobile phone. Great! Now you don’t have to worry about taking regular backups of your phone’s address back anymore as the phone will save them to your Google account automatically. The Swype keyboard on your Android is such a time-saver and it gets your text magically right all the time. And I am sure you’ve impressed your family members with the Google Goggles app that can sometimes even recognize stuff printed on...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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Become a Headhunter for Google India    
September 17, 2010, 12:37 pm | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

Trivia: Google cafeterias are known to serve lavish foods and, no wonder, people tend to gain as much as 20 pounds within months of joining Google. They call it the Google 20 effect. Google India has added an “External Referral Program” where outsiders, or people who aren’t employees of Google, also get an opportunity to refer candidates for some of the open positions that are available across Google offices in India. If your referred candidate is hired by Google, they’ll send you a cheque...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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Give your Eyes a Break with the 20-20-20 Rule    
July 22, 2010, 6:50 am | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

If you spend a good part of your day using the computer, the 20-20-20 rule, that I recently learned recently from my doctor, might also help you relax your tired eyes. The rule goes something like this. The screen is bright and therefore, if you don’t blink your eyes as often as you should while working at the computer for long hours, you can have dry eyes sometimes even followed by redness. To help you deal with this problem, the 20-20-20 rule suggest that after every 20 minutes, you...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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Know Anything about Liver Transplant ?    
May 7, 2010, 4:38 pm | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

Friends, someone extremely close is suffering from a serious liver disease – Cirrhosis of the Liver – and doctors here have advised liver transplantation. That’s where I need your help. If you know anyone who has had a liver transplant done, or is currently on the waiting list for donors, I would be extremely thankful if you can share some details about their case – you can send me an email at amit@labnol.org or I can even give you a call. The medical history is like this. She contracted...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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Chart Compares the Characteristics of Tech Fanboys    
May 7, 2010, 6:30 am | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

The editors at PCWorld and MacWorld have created an entertaining field guide that compares the common characteristics of tech fanboys or people, who are like blind devotees of some brand or a product. You can find fanboys in all fields from sports to tech to comics but this guide focuses solely on the tech and geek community – the ardent fan base of Apple, PC, Linux, Blackberry, Android, Xbox and PS3 right from what clothing they wear, what cars they ride and their favorite...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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Getting Your Resume Noticed at Google    
May 6, 2010, 4:56 am | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

Want to apply for a job at Google? Fitz and Ben from Google’s Chicago office share useful tips that might help get your résumé noticed by the hiring managers at Google. One of the key things they stress upon in this video is open-source. If you are a software engineer who’s fresh out of college with no job experience, get yourself involved in some open-source project, contribute code and that may improve your chances of landing a job interview. Here’s an online...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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Ask the Google Search Quality Team    
May 3, 2010, 11:52 am | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

If you could ask a direct question to the Search Quality Team at Google that may help improve the visibility of your site in Google search results, what would it be? The Search Quality group at Google is going to great lengths to help websites perform better in Google. For instance, their team members are pretty active in online forums where anyone can ask search and SEO related questions. They have a dedicated YouTube Channel and a blog where you can routinely find new tips and useful...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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Indian Minister Promises Help via Twitter    
March 29, 2010, 2:44 pm | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

An Indian couple in Hyderabad is trying to get a passport for their 4-month old baby but the corrupt ‘babus’ at the local passport office aren’t ready to issue one unless the couple pays them a bribe. The Passport division in India comes under the Ministry of External Affairs and Shashi Tharoor, who heads this ministry, is pretty active on Twitter. Kalpana Behara shared the couple’s story with Shashi Tharoor through Twitter and the Indian Minister responded saying they’ll look into the...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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Create a Mail Merge with Gmail and Google Docs    
March 26, 2010, 1:35 pm | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

Let’s say you are organizing a party at your place and want to send personalized email invitations to all your friends. Or say your company is about a launch a new product and you want to share this with media and customers through email. In both the above examples, all your email messages will essentially have the same content but some elements will be unique (like the recipient’s name) in every copy. For instance, when you are sending a casual email to friends, you might want to have...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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Taxi Driver in India Uses YouTube to Find Customers    
March 12, 2010, 3:55 pm | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

It is always inspiring to read stories of people who may never have had an Internet connection but are still using the power of Internet to find clients from across the globe. Meet Samson – he drives an auto-rickshaw in the Souther Indian city of Chennai and has a proper website where his prospective clients can read more about his services and where they find him. Samson checks his email every week and says the best way to reach him is text: I can usually be found outside of the...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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How to Export Email Addresses of all your Facebook Friends    
March 9, 2010, 8:44 am | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

Search the Facebook Apps directory for something like “export contacts” and you’ll come across quite a few applications that sound as if they can transfer your friends contact information out of Facebook. There’s an app called “Export Friends” that will save you friends names, city, birthday and their current location in a CSV (text) file that you then import into Excel, Gmail or any other web email program. Then there are social plug-ins that can sync photos and status updates of your...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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Google Planning a Cheaper Nexus One for India    
March 4, 2010, 8:50 am | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

Google is planning to launch a “mini” version of the Nexus One phone in India that may not have all the features but it would certainly be less-expensive than the US model. This was revealed by Ankit from CNBC-TV 18 after an “editorial meet” with Google India head Shailesh Rao. Ankit wrote: Nexus One will not come to India in its US avatar, the India specific Google Phone may be a stripped down version and priced lower! There’s no talk of pricing but Google is clearly planning to target...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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Oil Painting or Real Photograph?    
February 19, 2010, 7:15 pm | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

What do you think – is this an oil painting or a photograph of some girl? Well, the image may look like a painting at first glance but you’ll very surprised to know that its a photograph of a real woman captured with Canon EOS 50D. University of Hawaii professor Peter Kun Frary was walking past a cosmetic store where saw a model in full body paint posing against a set. That’s where he shot these awesome pictures using his Canon DSLR. The picture is served to you straight from the...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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The First Video That Was Uploaded to YouTube!    
February 15, 2010, 7:50 am | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

Your favorite video site, YouTube, was created on Valentine’s day five years ago. The founders -- Steve Chen, Chad Hurley and Jawed Karim – were working for PayPal before starting YouTube. It’s an interesting story – these people wanted to share videos from a dinner party with friends but their email program won’t accept large video attachments. So they decided to design a simple video sharing site that went on to become one of the most popular sites on the Internet. Here are some...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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‘Memorize Now’ Can Help You Memorize Long Pieces of Text Quickly    
February 4, 2010, 11:56 am | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

Whether you are preparing to deliver a lengthy presentation in your company or need to memorize a long speech for an elocution contest in school, meet a useful web app that can possibly help you memorize long passages of text quickly. The app, aptly named as Memorize Now, works something like this. You copy-paste the text passages that you want to remember in the space provided and then hit the “memorize” button. The app will then replace certain words from the passage with blank spaces...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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Troubleshoot your Nokia Phone Problems with Nokia Diagnostics    
February 4, 2010, 10:27 am | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

Nokia Diagnostics is a free utility that can help you troubleshoot and resolve common problems with your Nokia phones. For instance, when you need to configure your Nokia device on a different Internet Connection (like moving from one Wi-Fi network to another), Nokia Diagnostics can automatically identify the right Internet settings for you. The utility can also help you test the phone’s battery charger, the loudspeaker and even the earpiece. Nokia Diagnostics works with all S60 5th...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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An Efficient Structure for WordPress Permalinks – Don’t Make the Mista...    
February 1, 2010, 11:54 am | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

WordPress offers you plenty of options for choosing a permalink structure for your blog. For instance, you can chose to have dates, post IDs, categories or even the name of the author in the pemalinks (short for permanent link). The URL structure that you see on this blog uses the following custom format: /%category%/%postname%/%post_id%/ So if I am writing an article on WordPress Tips under the Blogging category, the URL of that post will look something...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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Websites and Words That Are Blocked in China    
January 14, 2010, 2:33 pm | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

This infographic contains a list of censored keywords (highlighted in red) and websites that are currently blocked in China. There are generally two kinds of internet censorship in China – they either completely block a website from users or they instruct local search engines to modify search results for certain keywords. For instance, sites like IMDB and BBC are inaccessible from within China and some of them may not even appear in the search results of local search engines like Baidu...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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Visual Timeline – The Most Iconic Electronic Gadgets of all Time    
January 12, 2010, 6:52 am | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

Here’s a visual timeline of the 25 most successful gadgets and technologies in the consumer electronics space beginning with the Pong, the first commercially successful arcade video game, to the rumored  Apple Tablet that is expected later this month. From Permuto via Katie Carlson. Visual Timeline – The Most Iconic Electronic Gadgets of all TimeOriginally published at Digital Inspiration by Amit Agarwal.    ...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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Clever! YouTube Video Turned into a Virtual Piano    
January 8, 2010, 6:54 pm | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

This is absolutely brilliant. You can make your own music using a YouTube video! Hit the play button, wait until the video loads in your browser and then click any of the piano keys inside the YouTube video itself to play some music. It’s a very creative use of annotations feature inside YouTube. Thanks @Pogue. Update: You got to click inside the video as shown in the following animation. The annotations will appear only when the video has finished loading. Also see: Play Video Games...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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My Gmail Account and Google Apps Got Hacked    
December 18, 2009, 1:04 pm | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

My Gmail and Google Apps accounts were hacked recently but I could establish my identity, Google restored access in the next three hours. Here are lessons learned and tips that might prevent your Gmail and other Google Accounts from getting hacked. I frequently get "password assistance" emails in my Gmail inbox that have a link to reset the password of my Google Account (see screenshot). Since I don’t initiate such password change requests myself, it’s clear that someone else...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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Goodbye Twitterfeed, Hello Google    
December 14, 2009, 9:21 pm | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

TwitterFeed, in case you haven’t seen it before, is an interesting service that can automatically publish your RSS feed(s) into your Twitter account. This helps because the moment you write something new on your blog, a “tweet” is posted on your behalf informing all your Twitter followers about the new content. For instance, whenever I publish a new article here on Digital Inspiration, a tweet goes out to @labnol_BLOG courtesy the free and very reliable twitterfeed service. But now I...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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Which Amazon Store Should You Use for Buying Books?    
December 9, 2009, 7:25 pm | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

The Amazon store is currently available only in six different countries – US, Canada,  France, Germany,  Japan and United Kingdom – but the good part is that you can buy books from Amazon.com even if you are not located in one of these countries. The prices of books can vary across Amazon sites and then there are variations due to the currency exchange rates and the shipping charges which are different for every country. Which Amazon Store is Selling your Book at the Cheapest Price? If you...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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Why Buy an Eye-Fi Wireless Card from Google    
December 8, 2009, 12:28 pm | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

When there’s no space left in the memory card of your digital camera, you normally have to hunt for a USB cable to transfer all your pictures and videos from the camera on to your computer’s hard drive. With Eye-Fi, the process gets a little easier as this affordable gadget can turn your digital camera into a wireless device. Eye-Fi is just like a regular memory card but with a built-in Wi-Fi chip so you can wirelessly transfer photographs and videos from a digital camera to your computer...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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Hide your Email Address with the help of Facebook    
December 4, 2009, 6:40 pm | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

You probably know that Facebook uses an image format to display email addresses on profile pages. While most people use this technique to protect their email addresses from spam bots, Facebook converts addresses into images for a completely different reason. They want to prevent their own users from exporting email addresses of their own friends out of the Facebook wall (through scrapping). Use Facebook-generated Email Images outside Facebook If you right-click and copy the web address of...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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Migrate from Blogger to WordPress without Losing your Google Search Ra...    
September 10, 2009, 1:30 pm | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

The Goal: Your current blog at abc.blogspot.com is hosted on the Blogger platform but you now want to move this blog from Blogger to WordPress (self-hosted) with a personal domain name (say abc.com). The Problem: WordPress.org provides an easy option to automatically import all your old blog posts and reader comments from Blogger into your new WordPress blog but there are still some bigger problems that are hard to ignore: 1. Some of your previous articles on the blogspot blog could be...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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